Info For Performers - two different types of show
Our community event
Interested in recording yourself?
Jim Bonnefond, one of the TUF crew of helpers, has a wealth of experience.
Jim’s career in the music industry spans over 3 decades. His credits are diverse and encompass work on over 100 albums, running the gamut of musical styles from R&B to Pop.
Jim began his career as a recording engineer working with artists such as Meatloaf, Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band, and Robert Fripp (King Crimson), and then as a Producer for Kool and the Gang, Jimmy Cliff, and John Oates (Hall and Oates).
Jim’s work with Kool and the Gang yielded 6 gold and platinum albums. After engineering their #1 hit, ‘Celebration’, Jim became involved in song writing and has co-written, as well as engineered and produced many of their hit songs, including ‘Cherish’ and ‘Fresh.’ As a co-writer of the hit song, ‘Joanna,” Jim won the BMI Song of The Year Award. His Australian credits include The Cockroaches (The Wiggles), 1927, Gyan, Grant McLennan, Euphoria, Directions in Groove (DIG), Graeme Connors, and Savage Garden. He has been awarded more than 20 Gold and Platinum RIAA certified records for his work as a producer and engineer.
Jim has a Masters Degree in teaching and has lectured in the area of Music Technology at SAE (Nashville, New York City, Byron Bay) and Institute of Audio Research (New York City) and, until recently Professor of Music Technology at University of New Haven in Connecticut.
He is available for recording, mixing, and producing, with a special passion for recording vocalists. He's done a few album projects where he's shared the engineering with the artist, teaching the art of recording in the process. Obviously, this is great for someone who wants to record their music and learn how to do it at the same time, without spending 20k to attend an audio school.
Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music from local and touring artists
Home Made Jam Sessions
Different from our usual Friday nights, where we have a variety of performers and raise money for charities, we also host regular concerts featuring touring and local artists whom we pay.
We encourage an audience who listens.
Tintenbar Up Front is run by volunteers, so our usual arrangement re money is that the artist sets the door price and we donate all the proceeds to you, less costs of hiring the hall and PA. Because we do not want you or us to be out of pocket, and we feel we are working together with you to make the show a success, we keep 1/4 of the first $800. You keep 100% of the rest. Talk to us about our expectations of audience size. If you want to set a minimum amount, let us know.
We will set up the hall, organise local publicity - on the website, email list, FaceBook, Home Made Jam, press, radio and posters - set up a PA, collect $, provide tea coffee and cakes, provide a space to sell CDs etc.
Publicity you can do:
We put up posters in Tintenbar and Lennox Head, but if you are able to put up posters, audience also come from Ballina, Byron Bay, Alstonville, Bangalow.
Radio publicity is also good. Best option is Pardise FM in Ballina, but also Bay FM Byron Bay and River FM and ABC North Coast in Lismore. Richmond Valley Radio. Contact early to arrange interview and songs to play.
News outlets: Northern Star, Ballina Advocate, Byron Shire Echo. (we will send our press to them as well)
Social Media. Your own blitz will help.
Accommodation may be available as well.
Support acts can be provided.
When wanting to come perform your own show, first check possible dates on the Tintenbar Hall Calendar.
QSC Touchmix 16 (20 inputs) with twin 1000 W QSC K 12 speakers and Audioline 12 inch speakers for foldback.
Please supply your own DI boxes (we have three.) Please check that we have enough cables if you need lots.
You are welcome to set up your own amplification system to supplement what we have or stand alone.
We can also do a live recording and video of your performance.
Photographs and videos of your performance may be taken and used on the website and Facebook. If you do not want this, please tell the organiser. If you don't like a photo or video of you on the web or Facebook, let us know and we will remove it.
A great way to promote yourself is through the online directory Home Made Jam, a web directory of musicians and venues (Live Music Where People Listen)
Who has appeared at the Home Made Jam Sessions?
Tintenbar Hall is in Tintenbar Road, on the corner of George Street, on the opposite corner to Tintenbar shop. Find us in Google Maps.